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NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, led by small-business owners from across the country who are extremely active in small-business issues locally, regionally and nationally.
NSBA Executive Leadership
|Tim Reynolds, Chair
Hudson, Ohio – Tribute develops and markets software for industrial distributors, focusing primarily on distributors of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, specialty and industrial hose and rubber, and gasket products.
“NSBA serves as a solid and reliable nonpartisan resource to policymakers who need to understand the impact of their decisions on small business. We provide an effective and influential voice for small-business owners who otherwise might not be heard.”
|C. Cookie Driscoll, First Vice Chair
Fairfield, Pennsylvania – C. Cookie Driscoll, Inc. is known as the creator and distributor of Cookie’s Distinct Window Art along with other fun gifty products as well as being a full line distributor of promotional products.
“Nobody has the time to do the work that we do at NSBA, but it’s critical to the survival of small business in this country to stay informed and be involved.”
|Jeffrey Van Winkle, Immediate Past Chair
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Clark Hill provides comprehensive legal services to small and midsize businesses using a team of experienced professionals located in multiple locations in Illinois, Michigan and Arizona.
“Small business owners have been some of the most creative contributors to the US economy so we need to speak up on issues important to us – no one else has better ideas.”
|Pedro Alfonso, Treasurer
Washington, D.C. – Dynamic Concepts, Inc., is a telecommunications firm that provides technical and management support services in Network Cabling Infrastructure, IT Support, Operations and Maintenance, and Wireless Communications to corporate/commercial, federal and local government entities.
“Small Business is not only a key driver of the American economy, but it is also making America competitive in the world market.”
|Michael Mitternight, Secretary
Metairie, Louisiana – Factory Service Agency Inc. is a commercial air conditioning service and installation company, providing full HVAC service to the Greater New Orleans and south Louisiana area.
“As so often quoted, Small Business is the economic engine of America, and as an owner, I feel it is critical to work through a national organization like NSBA to advocate for our growth and protection of our rights.”
|Cynthia Kay, Vice Chair for Advocacy
Grand Rapids, Michigan – CK and CO is a media production and communication consulting company that provides a broad range of services to companies from the Fortune 100 to small business.
“When owners get active on small-business issues we do more than just further our own interests, we help make the dialogue richer and the solutions more viable for all businesses.”
|Eric Tolbert, Vice Chair for Communications
A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
|Marc Amato, Vice Chair for Membership
Providence, Rhode Island – Walco is an industrial services and automation engineering company serving locomotive, rail transportation, power generation and large manufacturing companies from New England thru the mid Atlantic region.
“Small businesses need NSBA to represent and defend them against regulations and policies that restrict their ability to be competitive both nationally and in the world market.”
|Todd McCracken, President and CEO
Washington, D.C. – NSBA, a staunchly nonpartisan organization, is the nation’s longest running small-business advocacy group.
“Representing every industry in every state in the country, NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, giving a powerful voice to America’s small-business community.”
NSBA Board of Trustees
|Theron Cyrus, Taxation Committee Chair
South Euclid, Ohio – CAM Commercial Capital provides access to capital (loans & funding) for small businesses.
“NSBA is governed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We understand the tremendous importance of the small-business owner in the evolving U.S. economic environment.”
Washington, D.C. – SBTC is an advocacy organization committed to making sure that the technology industry is an even more inviting place for small business to do business.
“I’ve worked with countless small-business groups for decades and NSBA is the most pragmatic, thoughtful group out there.”
|David Ickert, Past Chair
Olney, Texas – Air Tractor, Inc. manufactures agricultural airplanes and forestry fire bombing airplanes.
“NSBA is extremely important to me in the operation of Air Tractor, Inc. NSBA keeps me connected to fellow small-business people, the small-business issues that are hot, and to the people in Washington that need to hear from small business. NSBA is a key “go-to” entity in my business life!”
|ML Mackey, Economic Development Committee Chair
Cambridge, Massachusetts – Beacon Interactive Systems provides customers with strategic solutions that deliver equally on both business process management and innovative technological capabilities.
“NSBA has a reputation for being a pragmatic, thoughtful and nonpartisan organization. It provides a meaningful collaborative, educational and advocacy experience.”
|Thomas Mathison, Taxation Committee Chair
Grand Rapids, Michigan – MMA is a full-service architectural firm based in the design-rich environment of West Michigan. The work of MMA is grounded in modernism and the belief that each project has a unique potential to embrace its site, enrich its environment and provide for meaningful experience.
“It is critical that small businesses form a strong voice to express themselves on issues and policies driving economic health and growth. NSBA is leading the way to advocate for small businesses everywhere.”
Phoenix, Arizona – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)
“Small business is the portal through which many people enter the economic mainstream.”
Chicago, Illinois – The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs.
“The Small Business Advocacy Council is excited to partner with the NSBA on initiatives that empower the small business community and legislation to level the playing field for small business owners and entrepreneurs.”
Kalamazoo, Michigan – Lake Michigan Mailers is a family-owned and managed data, document, and distribution solutions company serving companies and organizations of all type and size throughout around the world with processing centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.
“It is essential that that public policy reflect the substantial and continuing contribution small business makes to our national economy. It is equally important that public policy and bureaucratic rulemaking emanating from Washington, D.C. promotes an environment that fosters economic growth and stability in the small business sector. This can only happen with regular dialog with our elected officials.”
Ft. Myers, Florida – Robert Schmidt is founder and chairman of five high technology, medical device and aerospace companies in Cleveland OH, focusing on neurological and physiological monitoring, as well as fluid dynamic flight control, MEMS, and high temperature electronics.
“If small businesses don’t speak up, our issues will be overrun by giant corporate interests. NSBA provides a voice to small-business owners’ concerns to allow them to be heard in Washington.”
Waltham, Mass. – Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton is a law firm focusing on the core legal needs that entrepreneurs and small businesses require to succeed, including corporate, tax, IP, licensing and employment law.
“NSBA provides millions of individual entrepreneurs/business owners a unified and powerful voice on the major issues facing small businesses in America.”
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“Through NSBA I’ve been introduced to national audience’s on TV and Radio news broadcasts showcasing the impact decisions in Washington have had on my business in Maine. The staff are a big help for me when I have a question or need to contact my delegation in Congress or the White House.”
Berea, Ohio – Hunt Imaging is a manufacturer of both dry and liquid electrostatic toners and developers for the printing industry, with facilities in Berea, Ohio and Temse, Belgium.
“It is imperative that we as small-business leaders take the time and put forth the effort to maintain contact with our elected officials and advocate on behalf of all small businesses so as to effect positive outcomes for the future of our companies as well as our country.”
Cleveland, Ohio – Sharon Toerek focuses on intellectual property law for clients in the advertising, marketing and creative services industries nationwide, and provides legal counsel on issues faced by those industries including copyright and content protection, licensing of creative content, trademark and brand protection matters, and social media law.
“NSBA is at the forefront of advocating for the interests of the most critical segment of our nation’s economy – small business. Being a part of the NSBA leadership team enables me to make a contribution to that work for the benefit of my business and that of most of my Firm’s clients, and keeps me informed about the policy issues that matter to small business.”
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Engineering improves the way that people work and live through innovative product design and novel engineering.
“NSBA unifies our nation’s small businesses into a single, powerful, and clear voice which helps guide our leaders in Washington.”